Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse


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This beautifully illustrated book will be one you’ll treasure and want to pass down to generations. A work of art from start to finish, it is a story of a journey for all ages that explores life's universal lessons. Cleverly written & illustrated by British author Charlie Mackesy. 

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" asked the mole.

"Kind," said the boy.

Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.